Scholarships

Chevening Scholarship 
Chevening is the UK government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from your country and beyond to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university. Read more…

Rhodes Scholarship (Closed for 2020/2021 school year)
Each year, there are eleven Scholarships available for Canada.The first Canadian Rhodes Scholars took up residence in Oxford in 1904, and since that time over a thousand Canadians have been awarded the Scholarship. There are six regional committees in Canada responsible for the selection of eleven Scholars annually across the country. Read more…

International Council For Canadian Students – Graduate Student Scholarships (November 24 of every year) 
To facilitate the renewal of the community of Canadians by supporting the work of young scholars, by enabling successful candidates to spend 4-6 weeks at a Canadian university or research site other than their own doing research related to their thesis or dissertation in the field of Canadian Studies. Read more…

Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program (December 1 of every year)
The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. Read more…

Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Graduate Scholarship (December 1 or Feb 15 deadline) 
This scholarship is open to research graduates at Nova Scotia universities for innovative work aligned with or advancing Nova Scotia priorities (see application form). The objectives of this award are to attract and retain top-quality research graduates, as well as to encourage exploration, discovery, and innovation. Read more…

Soroptimist Foundation of Canada: Grants For Women (January 31, 2020 deadline)
The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several $7,500 grants to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women’s lives. Examples include but are not limited to: providing services, providing legal counselling and assistance, counselling mature women entering or re-entering the labour market, counselling women in crisis, counselling and training women for non-traditional employment, and positions in women’s centres. Read more…

Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarship (February 1, 2020 deadline)
The Mackenzie King Scholarships were established as an independent trust under the will of the late Rt. Hon. William Mackenzie King (1874-1950). Two classes of Mackenzie King Scholarship are available to graduates of Canadian universities: the Open Scholarship and the Travelling Scholarship. Both are to support graduate study. Read more…

Canada – China Scholar’s Exchange Program (March 1, 2020 deadline)
Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to study abroad in China. Scholarships are awarded for studies, research, language studies or a combination of studies and language studies at participating Chinese institutions. Read more…

Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (March 10, 2020)
The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) provides approximately 15 annual awards ranging from £2,000 to £5,000 to Canadian men and women pursuing academic and artistic postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom. Since 1967 the charity has awarded over £800,000 in scholarships to some 500 talented Canadians studying at over 40 different universities, colleges and conservatories across the UK.  Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic or artistic excellence and their ability to represent Canada in the UK. Read more…

Fellowships

The Resilience Fellowship
The fellowship seeks to support journalists, artists, community organizers, activists, scholars, policy makers, and others who are responding to organized criminality in their communities. The theme for 2020 is: “Disappearances related to organized crime” — extrajudicial killings, kidnappings for ransom, arbitrary detentions, human trafficking, organ harvesting, missing migrants and refugees, among other similar issues. Fellows will receive our support via: 1) a stipend for the year (US$15,000) to help their individual work; 2) opportunities to disseminate their ideas and work through various avenues (conferences, forums, summits, literary festivals, publishers, etc) with whom we’ll partner on their behalf; and 3) collaborative opportunities with each other along with mentors from our network of more than 400 experts from the Resilience Fund’s parent NGO, The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.

Young Professionals Program for Legal Empowerment 
This fellowship aims to help recent law school graduates and young lawyers gain work experience to help them drive social change. Lasting for two years, the fellowship includes a paid placement at a human rights organization and opportunities to conduct field research.

Victory Congressional Fellowship
Every year, one LGBTQ professional is given a chance to work in the office of the co-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus in Washington, D.C., United States, to gain work experience in the legislative projects policy making. The fellowship lasts for one year and pays $30,000 plus healthcare reimbursements and airfare. Qualified applicants will be 21 years of age and hold either a master’s or a bachelor’s degree.

Roddenberry Fellowship
Each year, 20 fellows receive funding in the amount of $50,000 to launch projects that relate to human rights. Specifically, projects must relate to civil rights, climate change and environmental justice, immigration and refugee rights or LGBTQIA and women’s rights. In addition to the funding, fellows receive one-on-one mentoring.

Professional Fellows Program (PFP) for Economic Empowerment, Middle East and North Africa
Employees of NGO, CSOs and associations in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Libya or Lebanon between the ages of 25 and 40 are invited to apply for this fellowship program. Individuals must be committed to promoting civil society through their work at their respective organizations. The fellowship lasts for one month and gives fellows the opportunity to work with a service organization, advocacy group, grassroots organization, federal agency or congressional office to gain experience that they can use when they return home.

PhD Bridging Program 
Through this program, the Centre for Human Rights, Multiculturalism, and Migration provides two- to four-week fellowships for PhD students who wish to conduct field research in Indonesia for a project related to human rights, law, politics, education, gender, sociology and anthropology. Fellows receive a stipend, housing and an office.

Logan Nonfiction Fellowship
The Carey Institute in Rensselaerville, New York, United States, offers this fellowship program to nonfiction writers and reporters who are interested in politics, health, environmental science, social issues, human rights or justice. Fellows spend four to 12 weeks at the institute and are given lodging, technological support and meals. Individuals from around the world are invited to apply, but fluency in English is mandatory.

Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa Fellowship Program
Fellows in this program receive full funding to complete a 14-month Master of Law Degree program at the Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., United States. The program is open to women from Africa who hold law degrees and currently work in human rights. All fellows must agree to return to their home countries and continue their work upon graduation.

Information Controls Fellowship Program
Sponsored by the Open Technology Fund, this fellowship provides funding for individuals who are interested in promoting the free flow of information around the world. Applicants must have a project that relates to this are of interest. The program awards fellowships ranging from three months to one year in duration. Most often, postdoctoral students are selected, but doctoral candidates and other researchers from around the world may also apply.